Santa and the Sugar Glider by Alexa Moses and Anil Tortop

A review by Emma Streeton

It’s Christmas Eve, and Snap the sugar glider is practicing his moves. He wants to be the greatest flyer in the rainforest but the other animals just laugh at him. When Santa makes an emergency landing, all the animals get a chance to audition to fill in for Comet, who is injured. Is this Snap’s chance to shine?

A heart-warming story full of Christmas magic, from the team that brought us Bat vs Poss.

Great things can certainly come in small packages and this is certainly the moral of the story in this visually stunning picture book. Brightly colored, a charming story and a lovable hero in Snap the sugar glider, this is such an appealing book for little ones to enjoy reading with their grownups….not just at Christmas.

Follow your dreams

The underlining theme of the book is an important message for all of us to remember. It reminds us of the importance of following our dreams and picking ourselves back up when we have been knocked down by others. Snap faces ridicule by the other animals of the rainforest for being small but his resilience allows him to eventually see that not giving up can certainly pay off. And dreams can come true… especially at the magical time that is Christmas.

The verdict

Santa and the Sugar Glider is a beautifully illustrated heartwarming story that is sure to please. A great picture book to add to the collection.

Book details

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
ISBN: 9780734419521
Imprint: Lothian Children’s Books (Hachette)
Format: hardcover
Released: 2020
Category: children, fantasy, Christmas

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